Grass Pitch

UK England South East England Kent Folkestone Pete's Field

  • Sleeps 6 (max 2 adults, 5 children)
A grass pitch in Pete's Field with campfires allowed and access to our facilities.

The Owner Says

Book a grass pitch in Pete's Field and you'll get space to pitch your tent in a big field on a small working farm on the Kent Downs. Our camping field is pretty basic - but just right for enjoying the great views it has of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There's no electric hook-up available at any of our spacious pitches as we like to keep things simple, but you will be able to have a campfire if you've got an off-ground fire bowl (if you don't have your own, we have some to hire on site). You'll have access to our facilities which include flushing toilets in a converted container and open-air bucket showers and washing-up sinks. You'll also have the Cole Farm cows and calves as your neighbours and birdsong as your alarm clock!

About Pete's Field

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, kids – yes. Campervans, motorhomes, caravans, groups of more than two households, dogs – no.


The campsite is situated in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, less than a mile from the North Downs Way National Trail. The Kent Battle of Britain Museum (01303 893140) is about a mile away at Hawkinge and there’s a little railway museum and countryside centre, the Elham Valley Line Trust, in the other direction. Pete's Field is the closest campsite to the Channel Tunnel and just a few miles from the ferry port at Dover. Folkestone harbour and Sunny Sands beach are a 10-minute drive away as is the quaint town of Hythe with its shingle beach. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway (01797 362353), Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (01303 264647) and Dover Castle are within 10 miles of the campsite and historic Canterbury with its famous cathedral is under 20 miles away.

Food & Drink

The Cat & Custard Pot (01303 892205) is just 200 metres up the road from the campsite and usually offers great-value pub-grub - but things have been a little different in 2020 and 2021, so do check before relying on it. A more extensive menu featuring local produce is served at The Gatekeeper Inn (01303 864345) two miles away in Etchinghill. Nearby Folkestone has a wealth of pubs and eateries with fresh fish and seafood available in the harbour and a growing selection of food and drink outlets on the Harbour Arm. Amy and Pete can offer tips on the closest shops and places to buy local produce.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 70 reviews


Fabulous campsite

A lovely big open field with nicely spaced Bell Tents that have everything you need. Pete and Amy are wonderful and the open air hot water bucket showers were a treat! Will definitely be booking again for next year.
Sep 12, 2020 by Mark Gibaud

Fantastic Stay

Lovely quiet campsite with eco showers and fire pits. logs well seasoned and emergency marshmallows available on site too!
Sep 3, 2020 by Amy Law Verified Review

A lovely stay with great hosts.

My partner and I had a great night staying at Pete’s Field with friends over the August bank holiday weekend. The field is very well spaced and made social distancing an absolute breeze - there was also plenty of soap and hand sanitiser around. The field is very nicely situated and peaceful, and we had a lovely evening sitting around the fire-pit provided catching up with our friends. The only regret that we have is that we didn’t stay longer! The two hosts are very helpful, and gave us great tips when we left to visit nearby Folkestone.
Sep 1, 2020 by LindyN Verified Review

Lovely campsite

Lovely campsite- facilities basic but makes it quite fun - it’s a shame you can’t park your car next to the tent. I also think it’s very expensive when paying £15pp. Normally you just pay for the pitch. Owners very nice.

Excellent campsite

Very impressed with this site. Owners were super friendly and organised, and even though the facilities are 'basic' (i.e. outdoors/not permanent) they were extremely clean and actually more pleasant to use than many commercial sites I've stayed at. Some thought has gone into making this a pleasant place to stay. Overall, a lovely friendly, chilled vibe – would definitely recommend.
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Pete's Field is located at Cole Farm, Teddars Leas Road, Paddlesworth, Kent CT18 8AD

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Getting There

Leave the M20 at junction 12 and follow the A20 signposted for the Channel Tunnel to the Beachborough Roundabout. Take the third exit towards Etchinghill. After 1½ miles take a right on to Teddars Leas Road. Follow for 2 miles to Paddlesworth. Cole Farm is on the right. You will need to pass the farm, turn around by the Cat & Custard Pot pub and return to access the drive.

The nearest train station is Folkestone Central, 5 miles away. It is well served by taxis. Alternatively get the number 16 bus from outside the station – it also visits the town centre, Hythe and Canterbury. The nearest bus stop is 1 mile from the farm at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Aerodrome Road in Hawkinge.